After a month of various clues and endless speculation, the Czech broadcaster has finally revealed the seven contestants in their internet based national final ESCZ 2020. The selection has its own slogan #UnfoldYourDream. Barbora Mochowa and Pam Rabbit are returning to compete from last year’s edition. The songs will be released on January 20 and the online voting will commence!

For those of you who have been following the selection in recent years, two names will pop up — Barbora Mochowa and Pam Rabbit. Barbora was a strong fan favorite with her Lana Del Rey style ballad “True Colors”. Pam brought some cool beats with “Easy to Believe”.

Czech Listeners are, however, more familiar with Olga Lounová and Ben Cristovao. Both of them have garnered millions of views for their songs, which are mainly in the Czech language. Olga is know both for singing happy and fun songs as well as touching tunes. Ben Cristovao is one of the most popular rappers in the Czech Republic. Though his genre is not so popular at Eurovision, he definitely has it in him to change that.

Then we have Karelll, who is a relatively new to the Czech music scene, but who has already managed to reach audiences with his modern production and interesting pop songs.

There’s also a duo in the form of Elis Mraz and Cis T. Elis is a Czech pop singer with her own style and she’s teamed up with Cis T, who is a Slovak rapper. This could be a really interesting international cooperation.

Last but not least is a new born band We All Poop. It seems that these four guys have made a band just for ESCZ and with such a name they will get instant attention. I guess we now know whose genre is “planned coincidence punk pop”.

ESCZ 2020 Finalists

  • Olga Lounová
  • Barbora Mochowa
  • Ben Cristovao
  • Pam Rabbit
  • Karelll
  • Elis Mraz & Cis T
  • We All Poop

What do you think of the line up? Are you excited to hear the song? Let us know in the comments below!

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filipko54
filipko54
8 months ago

here is an extended snippet of Elis’ song https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elrK6TzNIz0

Nicky91
Nicky91
8 months ago

Olga her entry Dark Water is fab

Jan
Jan
8 months ago

There are some leaks. Olga Lounova, Dark Water: https://music.apple.com/cz/album/dark-water-single/1494634523 , Elis Mraz, Wanna Be Like (feat. ?is T): https://www.amazon.de/dp/B083QLL6YG

txtxtx
txtxtx
8 months ago

Olga’s song – Dark Water. Ripped from Spotify as it’s blocked in some countries: https://www.sendspace.com/file/3cljo6

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
8 months ago

Looking good! Barbora and Pam had the 2nd and 3rd best songs last year so glad they are back.

Logical Person
Logical Person
8 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

1st and 3rd*

Georgio
Georgio
8 months ago
Reply to  Ixuxu

Sounds very promising!

filipko54
filipko54
8 months ago
Reply to  Ixuxu

and Olga’s song was released on Spotify today, it’s called Dark Water

Jonas
Jonas
8 months ago
Reply to  filipko54

Elis sounds IMHO too much like an attempt to sound as Netta “Toy”. Too much alike. Even the same RRRR accent. I don’t like it. Olga is better but has just quite an ordinary Eurovision song.

Jo.
Jo.
8 months ago

Activia mode on

Jo.
Jo.
8 months ago
Reply to  Jo.

Not everybody loves, but sure we all poop

ESC LOU
ESC LOU
8 months ago

excited to hear pam rabbit’s song the most!

Edouard
Edouard
8 months ago

Also what’s everyone’s deal with We All Poop? Why is a joke entry necessarily a problem? Joke entries have always been a great and much loved part of Eurovision, we all need a bit of fun that doesn’t take itself seriously!

Lucas
Lucas
8 months ago
Reply to  Edouard

I don’t even think they are gonna be a joke entry lol, just a really whacky one like Greece 2013, Romania 2013 or Moldova 2010

Joe
Joe
8 months ago
Reply to  Lucas

They seem like a relatively legit band. Plenty of good bands and artists have weird names. Just look at Eurovision. How many pop stars do you know named Boggy, Trackshittaz, or Dustin the Turkey?

joko
joko
8 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Yeah I have checked out the drummer and guitarist’s Instagram and they are pretty good so I don’t really think it’s going to be a joke. A lot of punk bands have a laughable band name.

Joe
Joe
8 months ago
Reply to  joko

They don’t look like a novelty band, anyway, judging from the video I couldn’t understand on the Facebook page. Just look like some dudes.

Åri Agam
Åri Agam
8 months ago
Reply to  Lucas

Greece 2013 wasn’t a joke entry?

Lucas
Lucas
8 months ago
Reply to  Åri Agam

The lyrics were a bit of a joke but the song itself was kinda enjoyable plus it’s obvious that unlike the joke entries like Iceland 2006 or Estonia 2008 they actually cared about the contest, so no, they weren’t a joke entry.

MaxHightower
MaxHightower
8 months ago
Reply to  Lucas

For me those are joke entries and I absolutely hate them lol

Edouard
Edouard
8 months ago

Elis is simply brilliant, love her style so really looking forward to her track. Olga Lounova will no doubt bring a great track to the lineup too. Looks to be a strong selection.

Tom
Tom
8 months ago

We All Poop remind me – Lithuania 2006and Georgia 2016 😀

Colin
Colin
8 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Portugal 2011, Bulgaria 2009 and Estonia 2008. 🙂

Tom
Tom
8 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Bulgaria 2009 was actually cool and not joke like others

Colin
Colin
8 months ago
Reply to  Tom

I don’t understand how being a joke entry and a good song are mutually exclusive. There are good songs deliberately done as a joke (Ukraine 2007 comes as an example). Then there are abysmal songs which were never meant to be taken as a joke. Bulgaria 2009 is one of those. It was intended to be taken seriously and failed at it with a bang. But cool if it has fans. These downvotes come from somewhere. Still, I retract nothing I said.
Anyway, I 100% disagree with Georgia 2016 being bad and I didn’t downvote you.

Tom
Tom
8 months ago
Reply to  Colin

I did not downvote u + i did not say i loved Bulgaria 2009 and i did not take Georgia 2016 as a joke even i said “as a others” but yes Lithuania was joke along side Iceland in 2006

BLACKPINK In Your Area
BLACKPINK In Your Area
8 months ago

Does Elis Mraz happen to be related to Jason Mraz at all?

Walrus
Walrus
8 months ago

Not at all, but it is a Czech surname and Jason Mraz happens to be of Czech descent.

UmBv
8 months ago

Hope Barbara has a good song, unlike last year

HayashiM
HayashiM
8 months ago
Reply to  UmBv

This is Barbora Mochowa we’re talking about, not Hana Barbara.

Hyunwoo
Hyunwoo
8 months ago

1. Barbora Mochowa
2. Pam Rabbit

Una
Una
8 months ago

I liked True Colours so much last year. I loved, loved, loved Czechia in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. My biggest grower in Eurovision and possibly my new favourite Eurovision country! Sincere congrats to the Czech broadcaster – a job very well done and delivered!!!!
And of course about *that* name – I don’t really mind it even though it’s pure controversy and I am wondering whether EBU would accept an act with this name of course in the event they qualify.
Anyways, something nice to look forward to. Go Czechia xx

Tom
Tom
8 months ago
Reply to  Una

Way not ?! Remember Georgia in 2016 ? (Young georgian lolitaz?

Africavision
Africavision
8 months ago
Reply to  Una

I’m sure the EBU won’t have a problem with it, as it’s not like the EBU members don’t poop… Lol. We all do! #Relatable 🙂 Plus, they didn’t have an issue with the Trackshittaz in 2012 (although fair enough, Europe clearly did!… ‘Woki mit deim popo’ deserved a way better placing than what it got. Off-topic: I yearn for the days when Austria sent risky and entertaining acts, like a hip-hop duo, a bearded lady, and a girl singing in French, as opposed to their more safe, jury-bait, internally selected entries of late. Bring back the national final, Austria!).

Dawid
Dawid
8 months ago

Czechoslovakia ftw xD

Dawid
Dawid
8 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

It was a joke

Tom
Tom
8 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

NOT funny i guess

Dawid
Dawid
8 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Nah, if you don’t find joke funny, you just ignore it. People who downvoted this haven’t realised that its a joke and felt need to disagree with it.

Martin
Martin
8 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

Such a shame that Czecho-Slovakia didn’t participate in Eurovision when this federation existed, I mean in their last years.
Anyway, as a Slovak, I Wish to Czech republic a lot of success in the contest, hope that our countries meet there one day and will exchange some points. Love you!

Tess9a
Tess9a
8 months ago

I’m really happy to see Ben Cristovao here! I’ve never expected him to be interested in Eurovision. (He nearly sold out O2 Arena in Prague in 2019!).
And also Olga Lounová, she is very famous.
Can’t wait for the songs!

Lucas
Lucas
8 months ago

It would be fantastic if We All Poop came up with a “Troll” Pop-Punk song lmao

Bea
Bea
8 months ago

I’m from the Czech Republic and for me I really hope that Olga has a good song, she even lived in the US for some time. But the We All Poop band… they created the band one day before the beginning of national final and it just seems like they want to troll. I would prefer to have only contestants that are serious about Esc, but I don’t want to judge maybe their song is good, lol.

filipko54
filipko54
8 months ago
Reply to  Bea

I feel the same as you, luckily no one will know about them being in national final in May (unless they win :D)

Una
Una
8 months ago
Reply to  Bea

So good to get some information from a Czech fan 🙂 I think they wanted to make people curious about their song. I guess we have to wait until 20 January to hear it. LOL.

HayashiM
HayashiM
8 months ago
Reply to  Bea

There’s no way whatsoever that the CZESC would have let them in the national final had they only been a joke entry. Not after the successes of the last two years with Jan Bors declaring “we wanna put Czechia on the Europe’s music map”.

PADS
PADS
8 months ago

Solid line up. Ben is one of the biggest stars on our music scene – this is great for Eurovision in CZ. Although it’s likely he will be the clear televote winner. Olga is also popular and ?is T is very popular Slovak rapper, quite known in CZ too.

Rasmus
Rasmus
8 months ago

I feel when Czech Repulblic put a band with that name in: Do really Czech Republic want to be in ESC? If they dont want its easy to leave. Just be in to be in is not a good reason. Montenegro was a country like that i felt. They were there but they didnt care much i felt. Some kind of passion its needed to.

PADS
PADS
8 months ago
Reply to  Rasmus

Are juding only by that name? Do you feel like we haven’t put in some effort in the last 2 years? We are stepping up this year. 3 big names in the selection, Ben Cristovao is one of the biggest names on our music scene.

Rasmus
Rasmus
8 months ago
Reply to  PADS

Yes and that they were only created for this. Sorry if it was harsh. The other 6 can be great so no hate. Ps i like Czech Republic. Loved 2008, not the live version, 2015,2016,2018,2019 so i didnt meant that way. Just the poop name.

Kristian
Kristian
8 months ago
Reply to  Rasmus

A person with name rasmus , does he even want to achieve success in life ?
Cause with that name it seems like he wants to be living in prehistoric times

The point of this was to not judge a book by it’s cover !

Rasmus
Rasmus
8 months ago
Reply to  Kristian

haha that was harsh. Ps i like the Czech Republic. I dont like the bands name and that they were only created for this. But yes if the song is great i rest my case. Its just my opinion for now.

Kris
Kris
8 months ago
Reply to  Rasmus

Even if it’s a mediocre song , maybe they were just put in to spread a word/diversity. Calling their entire efforts into question just based on one act is amateurish .

Acts not serious about ESC have gone on to win ESC. So nothing is a given

Una
Una
8 months ago
Reply to  Rasmus

Rasmus, I salute your emotional intelligence and wit. And you’re entitled to your opinion. I like it.

Rasmus
Rasmus
8 months ago
Reply to  Una

haha not by all. And some get pretty upset. I just didnt like the name,

Tajikistan
Tajikistan
8 months ago
Reply to  Rasmus

So should Sweden withdraw because of Edward Blom and De Vet Du?

Lucas
Lucas
8 months ago
Reply to  Tajikistan

Sweden should withdraw just for being Sweden lol

Rasmus
Rasmus
8 months ago
Reply to  Lucas

We cant. Who should buy the votes from all 41 jurys then? They will be sad then :(. irony.

Lucas
Lucas
8 months ago
Reply to  Rasmus

That’s true we need you guys otherwise the juries are going to be depressed

Rasmus
Rasmus
8 months ago
Reply to  Tajikistan

haha i got it.

esc1234
esc1234
8 months ago
Reply to  Rasmus

A person with a name like Anna Book aims to do well in life? Cause a book cant do much

Jesus, your comment is beyond stupid

Jo.
Jo.
8 months ago
Reply to  Rasmus

They are doing amazing, no withdrawals in sight

Africavision
Africavision
8 months ago
Reply to  Rasmus

I think their name is pretty darn good and intellectual, actually. For me, it shows that they have a sense of humor, are relatable (as defecating is universal), and they do not think too highly of themselves, nor feel a sense of superiority to others (at the end of the day, no matter who you are, we all have things about ourselves that are considered “dirty”, “bad”, “negative”, and “unappealing”, and so we shouldn’t feel as if we are better than anyone else… Whether you ate dinner at a Michelin star restaurant, or what you received from begging on the… Read more »

Katariina
Katariina
8 months ago

Totally rooting for Barbora, she had one of my favorite national final songs last year. Already know I’m skipping that band.

Tom
Tom
8 months ago

As a Slovak person i am surprised that Ben Cristivao will be a part of national selection, i would never expected him be here, he is kind of Eltana (from Albanian national selection) but of cource not that huge …and he has got angolan heritage, he was also in Czechoslovak superstar (i think with Gabriela Guncikova 2016) but i am not sure exatly ….
Good luck 🙂

filipko54
filipko54
8 months ago
Reply to  Tom

He was in Czechoslovak Idol 2009, Gabriela was in 2011 🙂 But I’m surprised as well

Tom
Tom
8 months ago
Reply to  filipko54

Idol ? I thought it was superstar, but doesnt matter and yes he was in 2009, and not in 2011 … I am surprise also about Slovak rapper like wtf ?
But Ben is my favourite with Barbora

filipko54
filipko54
8 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Superstar is Czechoslovak version of Idol 😀 so it’s Czechoslovak Idol in English and Ceskoslovenska superstar in Czech and Slovak

Mary Jane Poland
Mary Jane Poland
8 months ago
Reply to  Tom

„Eltana”? Did you mean Elvana?

Tom
Tom
8 months ago

Yes, Elvana i forgot her name, sorry
Still i am pissed, that she is not going to Holland 🙁

Serafina
Serafina
8 months ago

Pam Rabbit should win, her music is dope, I’ve listened to her other songs and they’re all such a departure from “Easy to Believe”, I wonder why she chose that song to compete for last year’s spot. Plus, she is apparently very popular in Czech Republic which is why she won the televote last year when everyone else thought Barbora already had it in the bag. All this buzz for Barbora to win again this year really won’t matter if the Czechs don’t feel the same way.

Bigger
Bigger
8 months ago

I’m curious about the name choice for We all poop, but if it is done purely strategical, then that was a smart choice because now everyone talks about it, and people might even vote for it because they want to see that name appear at the big Eurovision event in May 😀

I just realised that besides their name and Barbora I haven’t even looked at the other names due to the distracting name

Colin
Colin
8 months ago

We all poop better have a good song, otherwise jokes write themselves. 🙂

Joe
Joe
8 months ago

Barbora was my favorite last year so for now I’m rooting for her, but this is an exceptionally solid lineup. Of course, I’m especially intrigued by what We All Poop sound like.

Joe
Joe
8 months ago
Reply to  Joe

(I also remember that for the last two years, it was my second-favorite that took it over my favorite – Lie to Me over High on Love and Friend of a Friend over True Colors – and in both cases it didn’t take long to realize they actually made the right call after all, so I’m open to having my mind changed.)

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
8 months ago
Reply to  Joe

I LOVED “High On Love”.

Joe
Joe
8 months ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

If that one got really hyped-up staging, it probably could’ve also qualified, but I really fell in love with Lie to Me in the wake of the selection and was so pleased to see it do well in Lisbon, so no regrets.

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
8 months ago

We All Poop, huh? I can’t say I’m not intrigued, though you know – with a name like that there’s a risk that the song will turn out to be sh*t.

Fionn
Fionn
8 months ago

In fairness we do all poop

BLACKPINK In Your Area
BLACKPINK In Your Area
8 months ago

I have a feeling that We All Poop band will have a troll song.

Tom
Tom
8 months ago

Like Lithuania in 2006 ?

filipko54
filipko54
8 months ago

For me as a Czech it’s Ben or Olga all the way, they have the biggest fanbases out of all finalists so I think even though we don’t know songs yet, one of them will win the televote because of their fans, both are also very good live

Jerry Prasetya
Jerry Prasetya
8 months ago

Sorry for myself being childish but i’m still laughing at the band name “We All Poop” XD
I thought it was spelled pop at a split second 😛

poi
poi
8 months ago

“Easy to believe” was the best song at their national final last year.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
8 months ago

we all poop are already legends

imme
imme
8 months ago

BARBORAAAA YASSS GURLLLLL
NOW IS UR TIME TO SLAY QUEEN<3

Marios
Marios
8 months ago
Reply to  imme

hahaha you haven’t heard about we all poop I assume.

imme
imme
8 months ago
Reply to  Marios

well that can go every direction tho. everybody is hoping for something really unique. just like they desbriced themselves over the past few weeks. i really hope something cool is coming and let’s all just hope that this national final is way better than last year 🙂

Lucas
Lucas
8 months ago
Reply to  imme

Honestly I am expecting something in the style of older Fall Out Boy songs but with whacky lyrics it would be cool to see ngl

Tom
Tom
8 months ago

I hope Barbora has great song I want her in Rotterdam
P.S. so who is wearing 45.5?

Tom
Tom
8 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Ben